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School briefs for Nov. 9

Corbett students win at math event

Corbett Middle School's two math teams of seventh- and eighth-graders both earned first-place awards at an annual math competition Nov. 4 in Fort Vancouver, Wash.

One team was composed of eighth-graders Morgan Bucher, Tim Clark, and Kadyn Jones and seventh-grader Mackenna Rogers.

The other team's members were eighth-grader Connor Glasheen and seventh-graders Jett Knight, Cedar Mackaness and Devon Mickels.

'On a diet of pizza, jelly beans, pretzels and Capri Suns, they managed to tough their way through individual tests, teams tests, 'pressure rounds,' mental math, and the infamous College Bowl, where they competed against other teams in a timed contest,' wrote teacher Lucas Houck on the Corbett district website.

The students brought home first-place trophies for both seventh- and eighth-grade levels for schools in Division II (small schools) bracket. The winners will compete in the Masters contest, held in December in Moses Lake, Wash.

Meanwhile, Jett Knight, a seventh-grader, took third place out of all the students (both divisions) in the individual contest. Last year Knight took first place for sixth-graders.

Centennial High receives grant

Centennial High School has received a $500 grant from the city of Gresham's Department of Environmental Services.

The school's Green Team sought the grant to offer activities involving more students in environment-related projects. Included in their proposal are field trips for classes and clubs that relate to recycling and the environment, a 'water recycle' campaign to reduce plastic water bottle usage on campus, expanded deposit bottle/can recycling efforts and a 'mini grant' program to make funding available to students with creative recycling project ideas.

Apply for scholarship

Oregon high school seniors wishing to apply for a 2012 scholarship from the National Federation of Independent Business's Young Entrepreneur Foundation can visit nfib.com/yef until Thursday, Dec. 15.

To qualify for an award, students must be running their own business. They are required to write an essay describing their entrepreneurial endeavors and future goals. Standardized test scores, grade point average and class rank are also considered in the selection process.

For more information, call Stacy Jenkins at 1-866-307-2846 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .